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Mary Anne Mozden

Claremont, N.H. — Mary Anne Mozden passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, while at home with her family by her side. She was 85.

Mary was born in Palmer, Mass. on Jan. 15, 1928, daughter of Italian immigrants Charles and Frances Barone. She attended school there and graduated from Palmer High School. Mary started her lifetime career of nursing when she attended Bay State Nursing School from which she graduated in 1949. She excelled in this profession for the next 48 years of her life.

She married her husband, Joseph Peter Mozden on Sept. 3, 1951. They had been married for 56 years at the time of his death in 2008. They started their lives together in Elyria, Ohio where Mary worked at the Elyria Memorial Hospital. In the early 1960s, they moved to Claremont, N.H. to be closer to their families. Mary continued her nursing career at Claremont General Hospital, which today is known as Valley Regional Hospital. She retired from nursing after 35 years at Valley Regional Hospital.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Denise Anne Liveston and her husband, Thomas, of Claremont, Deborah Jean Mozden and her life partner, Robert Marvin, of Unity; her sons, Joseph P. Mozden, Jr. and his wife, Catherine of Geneva, Ill., Peter Charles Mozden of Somersworth, N.H.; and, her four grandchildren, Thomas “TJ” Liveston Jr., Joseph Mozden III, Jake Mozden and Sarah Mozden.

She is also survived by her three sisters, Rose Smith of Charleton, Mass., Carol Murphy of Charleton, Mass., and Frances Barone of Palmer, Mass.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Hagerty and her brothers, Joe and Charles Barone.

Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St. in Claremont on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at St. Joseph’s Church in Claremont. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Turning Points Network, formerly Women’s Supportive Services, 11 School Street, Claremont, NH 03743 or Connecticut Valley Home Care Hospice, 958 John Stark Highway, Newport, NH 03773.